Man and land are the two key factors in the geographic equation. To most geographers, quite the most fundamental map to construct and to examine is that showing the distribution of population; such a map is a visual indicator of those very man/land spatial relationships that it is our special province to study.
KeywordsPopulation Distribution Niger Delta High Forest Slave Trade Heavy Clay Soil
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